[11Murder-Suicide]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Suicide]


Botetourt County deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide.
Officers say a passing citizen found the bodies of a man and woman, both 50 years old, inside a car around 7:15 last night.
It was parked at Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church near Fincastle.
Deputies say the two were husband and wife and both died of gunshot wounds.
A note found with them indicates the deaths were a murder and a suicide.
No more information is being released until family members are located and notified.

[Michigan-Riots]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities in the small town of Benton Harbor, Michigan have declared a state of emergency.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Benton Harbor, MI;]


This is why--
Hundreds of angry rioters have been setting fire to buildings and cars.
Their anger stems from the death of 28- year- old Terrence Shurn, who lost control of his motorcycle while he was being chased by police for speeding.
Authorities say they were blocks away when the accident happened, but residents blame police and say they're fed up.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have to]

((REV. EDWARD PIKNEY/RESIDENT: WE HAVE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT WE'VE HAD ENOUGH. WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE. ))
[IN Q=There's no way]

((SAMUEL HARRIS/BENTON HARBOR POLICE CHIEF:THERE'S NO WAY LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN TRULY STOP THEM FROM DESTROYING OUR CITY. BUT THEY MUST REMEMBER ONE THING. IF THEY DESTROY THE CITY YOU HAVE NO PLACE TO LIVE. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Edward Pikney/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Samuel Harris/Benton Harbor Police Chief; :07]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=no place to live.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the state of emergency means that National Guard troops can be called in if police find the violence is too much for them to handle.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=After Saddam]


There's been violence outside the main gate of a presidential compound in Baghdad.
American troops opened fire during an Iraqi demonstration, and protestors claim there are several casualties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, the U-S crackdown on Saddam Hussein loyalists has led to more than 400 arrests.
But loyalists continue fighting back.
They've been firing on the offices of Iraqis they believe are helping U-S forces.
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[11Dooley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwa]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC06:12]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Dooley]


Funeral services were held yesterday for a Pulaski soldier who was killed in Iraq.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belmont, PA]


23-year old Michael Dooley was laid to rest in his wife's hometown of Belmont, Pennsylvania.
Dooley was killed less than two weeks ago, while patrolling a checkpoint near the Iraq-Syrian border.
Michael Dooley is survived by his wife Christine and an unborn son.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:38:19]
[IN Q=He has been my]

((CHRISTINE DOOLEY/MICHEAL'S WIFE: HE HAS BEEN MY BEST FRIEND, MY SOULMATE, MY HUSBAND, MY SOLIDER, AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO AND MY ANGEL.))
[SUPER=01-Christine Dooley/Michael's Wife]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=hero and my angel.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Dooley's met in 2000, while Michael was stationed in Bosnia.
The young couple fell in love BY MAIL, after Christine responded to an ad that said troops needed letters from home.
In a letter received just 11 days before his death, Michael told his wife he wanted to name their son Shay.
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[VOB-Legislators]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC 38:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


They've wielded considerable clout in the General Assembly for years, but it is all about to come to an end.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last night, hundreds gathered at a dinner at the Hotel Roanoke to honor several legislators from our area.
Democratic Delegate Chip Woodrum and Vic Thomas of Roanoke as well as Republican Senator Bo Trumbo of Fincastle will all retire at the end of the year.
That is in addition to the recent retirements of Delegate Richard Cranwell of Vinton and Senator Madison Marye of Shawsville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:56:22]
[IN Q=For the Roanoke Valley]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY IT'S A REAL SETBACK TO LOSE THIS MUCH SENIORITY ALL WITHIN A SPAN OF JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS. IT WILL TAKE DECADES TO REBUILD THAT POWER IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=General Assembly]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The five men have served a combined 130 years in the legislature.
That is why last night's dinner was called "A Tribute to the Titans."
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[11C'burg-Cigarettes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC44:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It'll soon cost smokers more to buy cigarettes in Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The town council voted unanimously last night to put a tax on cigarettes. That means a smoker will pay an additional twenty cents a pack. Officials say state budget cuts and a reduction in local revenue are behind the tax, which they hope will generate about 200-thousand dollars per year. The new tax will take effect on September 1st.

(------------)[11Army-Band]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC40:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There was plenty of patriotic music in Roanoke last night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND]
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[VO-NAT]


"The Band of the Nation's Capital" performed last night at Patrick Henry High school.
The 257th Army band is steeped in tradition with noted historical performances at the burial of the unknown soldier in 1921 and the State Funeral of President Harding.
The band will be back in the area on July 4th to perform in Lexington.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, It appears that the tax cut is helping to boost the economy.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((The tax cut is already working to heal the U.S. economy, that's what treasury secretary John Snow told guests at a money summit new york.Snow predicts the economy, which has been growing at just 2.1 percent for the past year, will accelerate to a 3.5 percent growth pace by the end of the year. He credits the recent $350 billion tax cut for the improvement.
On wall street investors took a breather on the heels of a spectacular rally that left the major indexes are their best levels in a year.
(gr)

the dow inched up 4 points
(gr)

the nasdaq moved up nearly 2

(oc)

Microsoft is going after "spammers." The software giant says it has filed 15 lawsuits against alleged e-mail spammers in the U-S and Britian. The lawsuits accuse the defendants collectively of flooding Microsoft's computer systems and its customers with more than two
(b) billion deceptive unsolicited e-mail messages.



(gr)

among the stocks to watch today.. Shareholders in the oil and natural gas company El Paso have narrowly defeated an attempt to oust the current board.

(oc)

A MISSOURI COURT HAS RULED IN FAVOR OF TOBACCO GIANT RJ REYNOLDS

(gr)

AND J.P. Morgan doesn't see any hope of a profit this year for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. the analyst sees a tough outlook ahead for revenues from products, including those at Kmart, and expects the company to downsize the Internet business. Once the martha stewart legal mess is resolved he expects her company to be back on track by 2005.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM . I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11NS-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC59:22]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]



A strike at Norfolk Southern in Roanoke lasted less than a day. More than one hundred machinists walked off the job yesterday morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :29+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials with the International Association of Machinists Local 165 say Norfolk Southern is using unfair trade practices, and is in violation of the Railway Labor Act. A company spokesperson says the dispute stems from work done on locomotive fuel pumps by the manufacturer.
She says the pumps needed to be replaced under warranty by the manufacturer, instead of local machinists. A temporary injunction against the union was issued yesterday morning in U-S District Court, forcing the striking employees back to work.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A seven- year- old Israeli girl is the latest victim of deadly Middle East violence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eyal Junction, Israel;]


Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a car in Israel, also seriously injuring a five- year- old girl.
Earlier, Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas met with Palestinian militants to persuade them to end the attacks against Israelis.
But Hamas only agreed to more talks.
Meanwhile, Israeli T- V is reporting that Israel would accept a cease- fire of three to six weeks.
Israeli officials have not yet commented.
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[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=nert]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Firefighters have a tough job on their hands, as they battle wildfires in several western states.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prescott National Forest, AZ;]


A blaze has burned over 400 acres in Prescott National Forest in Northern Arizona, forcing the evacuations of more than a dozen homes.
The fire began on Monday as a prescribed burn, but high winds sent it out of control.
[SUPER=03-Carson, NV;]


Meanwhile, things are improving in Nevada.
Firefighters say they're getting a handle on a wildfire that had threatened numerous homes there.
The nearly 12- hundred acre wildfire is about 85- percent contained.
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[11Upward-Bound]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC 1:37:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginia Tech's Upward Bound program is bound to reach new heights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/July 2001]

The program is designed to help low-income high school students prepare for college, and yesterday it received a one-point-eight million dollar federal grant to continue its operations over the next four years. The program serves students from all over the state, but it's goal isn't to get them to Virginia Tech.
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[SOT 4300]
[IN Q=no we're not]

((TOM WILSON/VIRGINIA TECH UPWARD BOUND DIRECTOR: NO WE'RE NOT RECRUITERS FOR TECH, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO HELP THE STUDENTS FIND THE SCHOOL THAT'S BEST FOR THEM SO WE'VE GOT STUDENTS GOING TO SCHOOLS IN MISSOURI, IN NEW YORK NORTH CAROLINA, RADFORD UNIVERSITY, TECH OF COURSE, UVA, BUT OUR PURPOSE IS TO TRY TO HELP STUDENTS FIND THE BEST FIT FOR THEM. 17))


[SUPER=01-Tom Wilson/Virginia Tech Upward Bound Director;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=for them]
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[VO-NAT]

The Upward Bound program at Virginia Tech started in 1967. It has had proven success, with 95-percent of its students enrolling in college.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[PKG-Dinner-Legislators]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC 3:47:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They've been at it for years and it's all about to come to an end.
Two have already retired and three other legislators from our area will do so at the end of the year.
Last night, all five were honored at a dinner at the Hotel Roanoke.
Justin McLeod tells us why not everyone is cheering their retirements.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst; :09]
[SUPER=@woodrum; :41]
[SUPER=@trumbo; :58]
[SUPER=@thomas; 1:16]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF BELL RINGING AT 2:59:37))
It is something that definitely rings true for our area, we're about to see the end of a legislative era.
[SOT 2:56:29]
[IN Q=It will take decades]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IT WILL TAKE DECADES TO REBUILD THAT POWER IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=General Assembly]


This all made possible due to the impending retirements of Democratic Delegates Chip Woodrum and Vic Thomas of Roanoke and Republican Senator Bo Trumbo of Fincastle.
Our area has already lost considerable clout with the retirement of Delegate Richard Cranwell of Vinton and Senator Madison Marye of Shawsville.
This dinner was to honor all five men for their years of service.
They call it "A Tribute to the Titans."
[SOT 2:51:30]
[IN Q=It's very nice]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: IT'S VERY NICE BUT A BIT OVERSTATED BUT IT'S VERY NICE FOR THEM TO SAY THAT.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=to say that]


Here's why someone would say that.
The men have served a combined 130 years in the legislature.
During their careers, all held positions on key budget or tax writing committees.
[SOT 2:55:10]
[IN Q=For some people]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO: FOR SOME PEOPLE THIS IS THE END OF AN ERA, FOR OTHERS IT'S A BEGINNING OF AN ERA SO I TEND TO THINK IN LONG TERMS THE ROANOKE VALLEY WILL BE WELL REPRESENTED WHOEVER IS THERE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=whoever is there]


And some familiar faces hope to be a part of that.
The three who will retire at the end of the year all plan to stay active in politics.
[SOT 2:47:32]
[IN Q=I'm not goingt]

((DEL. VIC THOMAS: I'M NOT GOING TO GET OUT OF THE POLITICAL I WILL BE THERE WHEN I'M ASKED TO HELP.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=asked to help]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=They may be asked]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THEY MAY BE ASKED TO HELP THIS NOVEMBER WHEN THE DEMOCRATS ATTEMPT TO REGAIN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. POLITICAL ANALYST LARRY SABATO WHO WAS THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES AT THE DINNER BELIEVES THE DEMOCRATS HAVE NO CHANCE OF REGAINING THE HOUSE AND VERY LITTLE IN THE SENATE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Coca Cola is taking a nine million dollar pre-tax charge. This after an audit uncovered accounting discrepancies in Coke's restaurant and fast food beverage division. The Securities and Exchange Commision is also investigating allegations of marketing and accounting fraud.
In other news, Wall Street extended its rally. Stan Case has more on that in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



((SOME BETTER THAN EXPECTED ECONOMIC REPORTS BOOSTED INVESTOR OPTIMISM TUESDAY, BUT PROFIT TAKING HELD BACK THE AVERAGES.


THE DOW GAINED FOUR POINTS.
THE NASDAQ WAS UP ALMOST TWO.


THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX WAS UNCHANGED FOR MAY.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS LOWER ENERGY PRICES HELPED KEEP CONSUMER COSTS IN CHECK.
THE BROAD MEASURE OF ALL RETAIL PRICES HAD ACTUALLY DECLINED BY THREE-TENTHS OF A PERCENT IN APRIL.
THE SO-CALLED "CORE-CPI," WHICH EXCLUDES VOLATILE FOOD AND ENERGY PRICES, WAS UP BY THREE-TENTHS OF A PERCENT IN MAY.


U-S INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT INCREASED BY A TENTH OF A PERCENT IN MAY, SURPRISING ECONOMISTS WHO CALLED FOR A DECLINE.
BUT APRIL FIGURES WERE REVISED TO SHOW A SIX-TENTHS PERCENT DROP, MATCHING THE DECLINE IN MARCH, AND LEAVING MAY INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT EIGHT-TENTHS OF A PERCENT BELOW ITS LEVEL OF MAY 2002.


NEW HOUSING STARTS EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS IN MAY, JUMPING SIX-POINT-ONE PERCENT.
THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS PERMITS ROSE TO AN ANNUAL RATE OF MORE THAN ONE-POINT-SEVEN MILLION, THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE DECEMBER.


CIRCUIT CITY REPORTS A FIRST QUARTER LOSS THAT WIDENED TO NEARLY 44-MILLION DOLLARS FROM ONE-POINT-THREE MILLION A YEAR AGO.
THE COMPANY LOST 21-CENTS PER SHARE AND CITED DECLINING SALES, WEAK CREDIT-CARD OPERATIONS, AND STORE REMODELING COSTS.



WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))






[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[Early-Years]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Early Years]


Candice Nelson was valedictorian at Fieldale- Collinsville High School, and is now the reigning Virginia's Junior Miss.
She'll compete in Mobile, Alabama for the title of America's Junior Miss and a 50- thousand- dollar scholarship.
On Saturday, June 28th, the pageant will air live on PAX T-V.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FS EARLY YEARS]
In this week's "Early Years" segment, Candice tells us how she managed to balance the pageant circuit with homework.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT TC 9:11:44 net tape (BEGIN ON GUEST)]
[IN Q=Well I have been]
[SUPER=01-Candice Nelson/Virginia's Junior Miss; :00]
[RUNS=2:30]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin will be right back.]


[TAPE TOSSES TO BREAK] [COMM]


[11Fiddlefest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC1:44:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's celebration of traditional string music is now just five weeks away, but organizers of Fiddlefest hope a million cans of Pepsi will help them spread the word.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Pepsi cans include a red, white and blue panel with the fiddlefest logo, and information about the week- long event.
Soon they'll be hitting store shelves in nine states.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:58]
[IN Q=It's hard to put a value]

((MIKE CONNER/FIDDLEFEST CO-CHAIRMAN: THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN MARYLAND, DELAWARE, BOTH OF THE VIRGINIAS, BOTH CAROLINAS, SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY, SO WE'VE GOT SOMETHING KIND OF DIFFERENT THERE. IT WAS ABOUT A FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR IN KIND DONATION WHICH WAS JUST FANTASTIC.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Conner/Fiddlefest Co-Chairman]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=which was just fantastic.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fiddlefest begins July 21st, and will feature more than 60 performers, and more than 70 different events.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


Organizers still hope to raise about 60- thousand dollars to cover expenses.
A raffle of musical instruments, a Friday night fundraiser at the Mill Mountain home of Mayor Ralph Smith, and sales of an Eric Fitzpatrick print should bring them closer to their goal.

[Hollywood-Minute]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Harry Potter secret could be revealed before the latest book is released on Friday. Cheryl Castro has more in today's Hollywood Minute
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=1:10????]
[OUT Q=I'm Cheryl Castro.]



((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M I'M CHERYL CASTRO.
AUTHOR J.K. ROLLING HAS PULLED BACK THE CURTAIN AND REVEALED ONE OF THE UPCOMING TWISTS IN THE NEW HARRY POTTER BOOK! ROLLING HAS REVEALED IN A B-B-C INTERVIEW THAT ONE OF THE BOOK'S MAIN CHARACTERS DIES. BUT SHE ALSO ADDED THERE IS A CRUCIAL PLOT TWIST THAT IS STILL A CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET. HOWEVER--THE CAT COULD SOON BE OUT OF THE BAG. ON SUNDAY--THOUSANDS OF COPIES OF THE NEW BOOK WERE STOLEN FROM A BRITISH WAREHOUSE. HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX HITS STORE SHELVES AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY.

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TURNING NOW TO MUSIC NEWS: THE GROUP TIME MAGAZINE CALLS THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD IS HITTING THE ROAD. RADIOHEAD HAS ANNOUNCED THEIR FIRST U.S. TOUR IN MORE THAN TWO YEARS! THE BAND WILL PLAY 19 DATES AROUND THE COUNTRY FEATURING TUNES OFF THEIR NEW ALBUM "HAIL TO THE THEIF".
THE TOUR WILL KICK OFF AUGUST 13TH.

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AND ROCKER DAVID BOWIE IS PLANNING HIS BIGGEST TOUR IN MORE THAN A DECADE!
THE "A REALITY" TOUR WILL BE A GLOBAL PHENOMENON, WITH DATES IN EUROPE, THE U.S., AUSTRALIA AND JAPAN.
U.S. TICKETS WILL GO SALE IN SEPTEMBER. WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M CHERYL CASTRO.))